By Priscilla DeGregory, Georgett Roberts and Natalie Musumeci | 20 August 2019
NEW YORK POST — It’s another bad turn for the Boy Scouts of America.
The “Do a good turn daily” group has been hit with more sexual abuse lawsuits thanks to a state law allowing victims to bring new legal claims on old abuses.
The nine new suits were filed late Monday in both Manhattan Supreme Court and Nassau County Supreme Court by lawyers on behalf of victims who charge that they were sexually abused as children by scout leaders in the late 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
The suits bring negligence claims made possible by the Child Victims Act, which took effect last week and opened a one-year window allowing victims to bring civil claims regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred.
“Defendants have known for decades that sexual predators had infiltrated scouting, desiring positions around children, due in part to their sexual interest in children,” the suits allege.
“Defendants knew or should have known of the danger that pedophiles presented to children participating in scouting before [plaintiffs were] abused.” […]